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Gulfport (the beach), Harrison County, MS

10/16/17

Great Blue Heron Horseshoe crab Killdeer Same Killdeer Marbled Godwit

 

   
Marbled Godwit Semi-palmated Plover Same Semi-palmated Plover    

10/15/17

 
Ruddy Turnstone Marbled Godwits and other birds, maybe Willets Juvie Brown Pelican Dog  

 

       
Black Skimmers        

10/14/17

Common Buckeye Gulf Fritillary Same Gulf Fritillary Lilies Little Yellow

 

       
Long-tailed Skipper        

10/13/17

 
Semi-palmated Plover Ruddy Turnstone Marbled Godwit Lobster/crayfish skeleton?  

 

   
Great Blue Heron Great Blue Heron Black Skimmers    

10/12/17

American Snout (at the beach) Drooping Autumn Crocus Black Skimmer Black Skimmer Common Starlings

 

   
Black Skimmers and gulls in the process of moving to a new spot on the beach Mostly Black Skimmers Black Skimmers and gulls    

 

Cloudless Sulphur on a Turk's Cap Great Blue Heron and gulls Gulf Fritillary Another Gulf Fritillary on a Turk's Cap Gulf Fritillary

 

 
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Gulls and Marbled Godwit Plover? Semi-palmated Plover  

 

   
Snowy Egret flushing out at least four and maybe six fish Same Snowy Egret flushing out three fish Flying terns    

 

     
Terns, Black Skimmer, gulls and a a large bird that looks like a Black Skimmer/gull hybrid Terns and a few Black Skimmers moving      

 

Verbena on grass median White Winged Dove

10/11/17

Huge cargo ship headed for the port Scarlet-bodied Wasp Moth (Cosmosoma myrodora), which had flown inside Gulf Fritillary on a Firewheel flower Gulf Fritillary on asters Gulf Fritillary on another Firewheel

 

       
White Pelicans, which never returned after this evening        

10/18/15

   
Common Buckeye Willet Mole cricket nymph, rescued from street    

10/18/15

Killdeer Diving Forster's Tern Ruddy Turnstone Gulf Fritillary Forster's Tern

10/17/15

     
Sunrise Blue Jay      

Jones Park 10/16/15

       
The marina, with a lighthouse with ladder access        

10/15/15

 
Black Skimmers Black Skimmers on a sand bar Hermit crab Sanderling  

 

 
Royal Terns, a Black Skimmer and a gull Some local color Felix at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center Post-mating Common Green Darner pair  

10/15/15

 
Sunset Forster's Terns Gull Black Skimmer  

 

Variegated Meadowhawk Black Skimmers and Bonaparte's Gulls against Biloxi backdrop Black Skimmers flying over the ocean Black Skimmers disturbed on the beach: a man with a dog walked through the middle of them. Black Skimmers resting on the beach

 

False Garlic Great Blue Heron Ribbons Little Yellow Verbena

10/20/13

 
Plant bug (Polymerus basalis).  ID thanks to Yurika Alexander. Moonflower (Ipomea alba) Cuban Brown Anole Sunset scene  

 

     
Autumn Crocuses Same Autumn Crocuses Sanderling     

10/17/13

 
Black Skimmer Black Skimmers flying Willet, plover and Sanderling.  Plover may be nonbreeding Black-bellied. Forster's Tern  

 

 
Sanderlings Trailing Wild Bean flowers Trailing Wild Bean showing bean pod Another pea family plant  

 

     
Hermit crab Common Buckeye, but a very fast flyer

10/17/10

   
Black Skimmer in flight, with unequal upper and lower bill sizes clearly visible Black Skimmers, Royal Terns and gulls Black Skimmers and other birds    


   
Black Skimmer in flight, with tail feathers clearly visible Big bird footprint, with large feather for size comparison Maybe the bird that made the big footprint.  Definitely not a Great Blue Heron.    

10/16/10

       
Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)        

10/15/10

     
Black Skimmer flying over gulls Black Skimmer doing "skimming," i.e., scooping prey from the water with its lower beak Skimming by another Black Skimmer Semipalmated Plover      

10/14/10

   
Black Skimmers in flight Gulfport sunset Group of Black Skimmers flying    

 

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